Hamilton Russell Vertical Vintages 2005-2016 (Available in HK)

South African is thrilling the wine world

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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2005
"Pure and ripe, and filled with textbook Pinot notes of crushed cherry, currant, spice and forest floor. Silky, with a long, minerally finish that shows nice grip." —Wine Spectator (91 points)

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2006
"Very elegant, with ripe, alluring red and black cherry fruit nicely layered with hints of sweet spice, mineral and mocha. Long, tangy finish lets the minerality play out. Shows better length and integration than previous vintages - this is a wine with a track that's also getting better." —Wine Spectator (92 points)

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2007
"Bold, aromatic and ripe, but imminently elegant, with racy acidity providing the ground wire for the rich black cherry, bramble, incense and sweet earth notes. Long, multi-faceted finish. The HR Pinot is quietly getting better and better." —Wine Spectator (93 points)

"The sublime 2007 Pinot Noir demonstrates greater mineralite on the nose compared to the previous vintage. There is wonderful tension and scents of red currant, tomato leaf and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. There is good acidity and harmony with the oak dancing in tune with a natural, crisp red berried fruit and a grainy, refined, tertiary finish that is very Old World. Drink now-2016+." —Wine Advocate (93 points)

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2008
"A tangy and racy style, boasting a nice core of mulled cherry, red currant and incense notes backed by a long, iron-tinged finish. Taut but vigorous, this should stretch out a touch with brief cellaring." —Wine Spectator (91 points)

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2009
"Cropped at 3.2tons/ha and raised entirely in French oak (45% new) the delectable 2009 Pinot Noir has a lifted bouquet of bright red cherries, red currant and a hint of dried blood. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a lovely caressing texture in the mouth, fine tension and poise with crisp red-berried fruits on the shimmering finish. Drink 2012-2017+." —Wine Advocate (93 points)





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